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Title Adaptation Planning – What U.S. States and Localities are Doing
Author(s)
Publisher Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Publisher Category Non-profit
Year Published 2009
Resource Type Report
Format PDF
Geographic Scope Local, State
Categories Adopted Plans and Programs (Federal, State and Local)
Summary This paper focuses on adaptation plans and actions in progress by state and local governments. Many of these efforts are in their earliest stages. Some states are including adaptation within the scope of their state Climate Action Plans addressing GHG emissions. A few others have recognized the need for separate and comprehensive adaptation commissions to parallel their mitigation efforts. Many are simply responding to climate impacts as they occur, without necessarily attributing the impact to climate change. Regardless of the basis for the adaptive response, states have much they can learn from each other, and from localities where adaptation is already occurring. While comprehensive and proactive adaptation planning is still in the early stages, as states complete their GHG mitigation plans, adaptation planning is gaining greater attention and resources from states and localities.


 
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